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Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books

Emblem books are a genre of illustrated books that was popular from the 16th to the 18th centuries in Europe. Emblem books contain illustrations that often visually represent or illustrate a moral fable or an allegory. The illustration is often paired with a phrase of text, like a motto or an epigram,that further explains the image. Many emblem books serve a didactic purpose and explain virtues, vices, religious principals etc. through words and image. Many significant artists, authors, and engr...



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Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645, author
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[68], 685 pages : 23 cm (8vo)
Topics: Emblem books, Italian, Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, Italian, Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Cartari, Vincenzo, 1531?- author
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[40], 512, [8] pages : 20 cm
Topics: Mythology, Classical -- Early works to 1800, Gods, Greek -- Early works to 1800, Gods, Roman --...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ferro, Giovanni, 1582-1630, author
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2 volumes ([30], 296 pages, [3] leaves of plates; [176], 728, [2] pages, [2] leaves of plates) : 33 cm
Topics: Urban VIII, Pope, 1568-1644, Devices (Heraldry) -- Early works to 1800, Emblems -- Early works to...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644
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4 p. ℓ., 307 p., 10 ℓ
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ferro, Giovanni, 1582-1630, author
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2 volumes ([30], 296 pages, [3] leaves of plates; [176], 728, [2] pages, [2] leaves of plates) : 33 cm
Topics: Urban VIII, Pope, 1568-1644, Devices (Heraldry) -- Early works to 1800, Emblems -- Early works to...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645
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1 p. l., [55], 734 p. 24 cm
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Paradin, Claude, active 16th century
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340 p. 17 cm
Topics: Emblems, Heraldry
3 v. : 29 cm
Topics: Symbolism in art -- Early works to 1800, Allegories -- Early works to 1800, Emblems -- Early works...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Bosch, Jacob, 1634-1704, author
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[30], 72 [that is, 70], [10], 62, [2], 79, [1], 86 [that is, 84], 19, [65] pages, [171] leaves of plates : 32 cm (fol.)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Symbolism -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, German, Emblems,...
4 volumes in 1 ([8], 201, 204, 204, 201 pages) : 18 cm
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Plants -- Folklore, Animals -- Folklore, Emblem books, German,...
[16], 400, [64] pages : 24 cm (4to)
Topics: Gregory XIII, Pope, 1502-1585, Gregory XIII, Pope, 1502-1585, Dragons -- Heraldry, Emblems,...
[24], 1-113, 118-523, [5] pages : 23 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Allegories -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, Italian,...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645, author
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5 volumes : 26 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, Italian, Emblems
[72], 1122, [72] p. ; 18 cm. (8vo)
Topics: Signs and symbols, Cryptography, Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645, author
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5 volumes : 26 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, Italian, Emblems
[8], 317 (i.e. 319), [59] ℓ. 13 cm
Topic: Mythology, Classical
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645, author
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3 volumes in 1 (602, 192 pages) : 22 cm
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Italian, Emblems
2 volumes ([8], 683, [29]; [24], 826, [62] pages) : 16 cm (12mo)
Topics: Emblem books -- Early works to 1800, Church year meditations -- Early works to 1800, Church year...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
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[15], 100, [4], 101-212, [1] pages : 22 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, English, Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Menestrier, Claude-François, 1631-1705, author
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[8], 160, [6] pages, [10] leaves of plates : 17 cm (8vo)
Topics: Emblems -- France -- Early works to 1800, Heraldry -- France -- Early works to 1800, Emblems,...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550, author
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LXXX, 1003, [5] pages : 23 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblem books, Latin -- Early works to 1800, Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, Latin,...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Orlandi, Cesare, 1734-1779
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[40], 460, [2] p. : 21 cm. (4to)
Topic: Mythology, Classical -- Early works to 1800
[6], 228 p., 88 leaves of plates : 22 cm
Topic: Mythology, Classical
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645, author
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[48], 648 pages : 22 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Allegories -- Early works to 1800, Symbolism -- Early works to...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
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Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
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[134] pages : 15 cm
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, English -- Specimens -- Early works to 1800, Emblem...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Le Moyne, Pierre, 1602-1671, author
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[40], 521, [23] pages : 24 cm
Topics: Devices (Heraldry) -- Early works to 1800, Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Devices (Heraldry),...
30 p.l,. 760, [56], 248, [8], 21, [3] p. 24 cm
Topic: Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Saavedra Fajardo, Diego de, 1584-1648, author
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[16], 1-240, 243-694 (that is, 692) pages : 20 cm (4to)
Topics: Political science -- Early works to 1800, Kings and rulers -- Duties -- Early works to 1800, Kings...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Camerarius, Joachim, 1534-1598
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4 pts. : (4to)
[34] p., lvii p. of plates, [6], 231, [49] p. : 32 cm. (fol.)
Topics: Caesar, Julius, Numismatics, Roman, Rome -- History -- Republic, 265-30 B.C
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Pietrasanta, Silvestro, 1590-1647
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lxxx, 480 [32] p. 22 cm
Topics: Carafa family, Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645, author
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[48], 648 pages : 22 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Allegories -- Early works to 1800, Symbolism -- Early works to...
246 p., 1 30 cm
Topics: Mythology, Classical, Astronomy, Ancient, Astronomy, Greek
[60], 686 pages : 23 cm
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Emblems
[12], 219, [1] pages : 28 cm
Topics: Latin language -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc. -- Early works to 1800, Inscriptions, Ancient --...
[48], ccclvii, [1] p. : 21 cm. (4to)
Topics: Symbolism in art, Emblems, Art, Renaissance
[24], 1-113, 118-523, [5] pages : 23 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Allegories -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, Italian,...
[32], 552 pages : 21 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, Italian, Emblems and Insignia, Emblems
[20], 727, [1] p. : 27 cm. (4to)
Topics: Emblem books, Dutch, Emblems, Fables, Dutch
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645, author
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5 volumes : 26 cm (4to)
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, Italian, Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Boissard, Jean Jacques, 1528-1602
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8 p. l., 265, [1] p. 22 cm
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Paradin, Claude, active 16th century
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261, [1] p. 17 cm
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645, author
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3 volumes in 1 (602, 192 pages) : 22 cm
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Italian, Emblems
2 v. : 19 cm
Topics: Nostradamus, 1503-1566, Occultism, Astrology -- Early works to 1800, Emblems, Devices (Heraldry)
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Caussin, Nicolas, 1583-1651
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2 v. 18 cm
Topics: Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic, Symbolism, Mythology, Egyptian, Egypt -- Religion
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
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[30], 456, [2] pages : 13 cm (8vo)
Topics: Christian life -- Catholic authors -- Early works to 1800, Emblems -- Early works to 1800,...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Horapollo, author
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[16], 404, [8] pages ; 23 cm (4to)
Topics: Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic, Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Symbolism -- Early...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Horapollo, author
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8 unnumbered pages, xxxvi, 446 pages, 3 leaves of plates (folded) : 22 cm
Topics: Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic, Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Ripa, Cesare, 1560-1645; Orlandi, Cesare, 1734-1779
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2 v. in 1. 22 cm
Topics: Emblem books, Italian, Emblems -- Early works to 1800
[34] p., lvii p. of plates, [6], 231, [49] p. : 32 cm. (fol.)
Topics: Caesar, Julius, Numismatics, Roman, Rome -- History -- Republic, 265-30 B.C
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Hugo, Herman, 1588-1629, author
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[24], 190, [4] pages : 12 cm
Topics: Christian life -- Catholic authors -- Early works to 1800, Spiritual life -- Catholic Church --...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Zsámboki, János, 1531-1584
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240 p. : 18 cm
Topics: Emblems, Coins, Ancient
2 volumes : 19 cm
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Emblem books, Latin -- Netherlands -- 17th century, Emblem books --...
[16], 398, [50] pages : 21 cm
Topics: Animal behavior -- Early works to 1800, Animals -- Early works to 1800, Conduct of life -- Early...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Sucquet, Antoine, 1574-1627?, author
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[16], 1129 [that is, 1127], [49] pages, XXXII leaves of plates : 19 cm (8vo)
Topics: Devotional literature, Latin (Medieval and modern) -- Early works to 1800, Christian life -- Early...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Neugebauer, Salomon, active 17th century
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9 p. l., 3-406, [22] p., 1 l. 15 cm
Topics: Devices (Heraldry), Heraldry -- Europe, Emblems
[8], 378 [i.e. 380] p. : 24 cm. (4to)
Topic: Emblem books, Dutch
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Cartari, Vincenzo, 1531?-
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[32], 576; [4], lxiii p. : 21 cm. (4to)
Topics: Indian mythology -- Mexico, Mythology, Classical, Mythology, Classical, in art, Mythology, Asian,...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
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15 p. l., 412, [3] p. 15 cm
Topics: Christian life, Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Cartari, Vincenzo, 1531?-
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15 p. l., 418 p. 21 cm
Topic: Mythology, Classical
699 p. 18 cm
Topic: Emblems
10 p.l., 318, [38] p. 33 cm
Topics: Numismatics, Roman, Coins, Ancient, Medals, Roman
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
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[16], 184, 56, 56, 111, [29] pages : 24 cm (4to)
Topics: Kings and rulers -- Early works to 1800, Education of princes -- Early works to 1800, Emblems --...
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Bourgogne, Antoine de, 1593 or 1594-1657
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[4], 249, [27] p. : 20 cm. (4to)
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Hooft, P. C. (Pieter Corneliszoon), 1581-1647
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171, [1] pages : 16 x 20 cm
Topics: Emblems -- Early works to 1800, Love poetry, Dutch -- Early works to 1800, Love in art, Emblems,...
[8], 216 p. 19 cm
Topic: Emblems
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Menestrier, Claude-François, 1631-1705, author
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[8], 160, [6] pages, [10] leaves of plates : 17 cm (8vo)
Topics: Emblems -- France -- Early works to 1800, Heraldry -- France -- Early works to 1800, Emblems,...
[34] p., lvii p. of plates, [6], 231, [49] p. : 32 cm. (fol.)
Topics: Caesar, Julius, Numismatics, Roman, Rome -- History -- Republic, 265-30 B.C
Duke University Libraries, Emblem Books
by Drexel, Jeremias, 1581-1638, author
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[26], 418 p. : 21 cm. (4to)
Topic: Mythology, Classical